For a variety of reasons, Tool’s music was absent from iTunes and all streaming music services until Friday (August 2). But with the new album, Fear Inoculum, coming August 30, the band decided to get with the program.
So how did things work out? Quite well, thank you.
When I checked the iTunes around dinner last night, Tool had 12 songs in the Canadian Top 100 of most-purchased songs with “Sober” leading the way. All four albums and the Opiate EP were in the Top 10–in other words, pretty much everything they’ve ever released.
Moving to Spotify, the playlist called Tool Top Tracks has 51,904 followers. I’d say they’re doing fine.